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These 15 herbs will make a wonderful addition to your collection of “tea making supplies”!  Start curing your ailments naturally by growing your own herbal remedies. You can use them individually or mix and match to create unique tones and flavors that are suitable to your own liking. Check out: 15 Herbs You Can Grow at Home To Make Your Own Tea ...

Mexico City is elevating urban ecology to new heights with an initiative called “via verde” or green way. The project aims to transform hundreds of pillars supporting flyovers and elevated roads into vertical gardens to reduce pollution while improving the cityscape, says director Fernando Ortiz Monasterio. “We live in a very grey city. Very grey...

We include everything you need to get started every month.  Receive a curated collection of heirloom/non-gmo garden seeds and garden supplies- delivered to you at just the right time of the year to plant them. Completely customized based on your USDA Hardiness Grow Zones  – your growing medium – garden location – amount of sunlight – experience,...

“For many city-dwelling apartment renters, securing a home with a sprig of green space is a tall order, let alone a place that gets enough sunshine or rain to cultivate a fresh vegetable garden. A pair of designers have found a way to bring farms to homes—no outdoor space required. Enter the nanofarm, a roughly 18-by-14-inch wooden box that uses LEDs in...

“Ask any gardener: Nothing tastes so sweet as something you grew yourself, even in the big city. Before Silicon Valley was paved over with concrete, it was the Valley of Heart’s Delight, boasting some of the world’s richest topsoil. Kumar is keen to spread the good word about gardening. Along with several PayPal colleagues, he volunteered to build a greenhouse...

Gloves that let you dig and plant without hand tools!  Replace hand tools Makes digging, planting, grading and raking fast and easy Durable and puncture resistant to protect your hands — prevents cuts and blisters Flexible, ergonomic design for handling small objects Rinses clean and keeps hands dry ...

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“You can start with the seed of an avocado. Wash it. Use 3 toothpicks to suspend it broad-end down over a water-filled glass to cover about an inch of the seed. Put the glass in a warm place out of direct sunlight and replenish water as needed. You should see the roots and stem start to sprout in about 2-6 weeks. (If you’ve followed this process so far and...

Buried in a steep-sided clay crater, deep within the southwest corner of England you will find The Eden Project; a global garden, home to more than 1 million plants from 5000 different species and housing the worlds largest rainforest in captivity. The site was formally opened on 17th March 2001 after a successful bid to the Millennium commission secured a £37.5...

Here are some things you’ll need to get started: Part list: 1,5×4 inch untreated wood 9 x 2 meter 16mm PVC pipes Brackets for pvc pipes: http://www.biltema.no/no/Bygg/Monteri… Handle: http://www.biltema.no/no/Bygg/Beslag/… Gas cylinder: http://norcut.mamutweb.com/Shop/Searc… Plastic: http://www.biltema.no/no/Bygg/Flisleg… M12 bolts...

“Folks used to “homestead” — raise gardens and livestock, milk their own cows and gather eggs from their own hens — until it became easier and sometimes cheaper to purchase mass-produced foods from a store. As people moved from the country into the city, many left their animals and their gardening skills behind. During the 1950s, cities across the...

“Hey everyone! I am cycling across the United States right now and I just had to share this incredible tip with you that has given me so many beautiful days. And that is how to find a ripe berry tree. So, the thing is, you don’t look up. You look down! On the road, you’ll see dropped berries. Dropped berries mean the tree is ripe! So you see that as you’re...

“GREENFIELD, Ind. — Jonathan Lawler, executive director of nonprofit Brandywine Creek Farms, has a goal of donating 1 million pounds of fresh produce to those in need in 2017. Last year, Lawler, with the help of volunteers and seasonal employees, grew 211 tons of produce — over 400,000 pounds.” “Their goal this year is to produce 40,000 pounds...

Want to learn more about how our Monthly Seed & Garden Club Works? Signing up is EASY! Let our Garden Gurus put together a custom curated collection of heritage garden seeds, perfect for planting in your specific grow zone and garden type.  1. Tell us what you’re working with. Answer a couple of questions about where you will be growing a garden and then...

“If you thought urban farming was something only Hipsters do in California, think again. Urban agriculture projects in Phoenix have been steadily growing since 2015. Yet, despite its recent popularity, urban agriculture is nothing new. The practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in or around a village or town has been a regular practice...

Children on the south side of Reading, Pennsylvania have an opportunity to grow, literally and figuratively, this summer. “We want to teach the kids that whatever you take care of will grow,” said Amanda Aparicio, pastor and director of student programs at City Light Ministry. “And that goes for caring for their environment.” As part of...

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“Land-scarce Singapore is hugely dependent on food imports but one man is hoping to change that. Dubbed “The Urban Farmer”, Bjorn Low set up a social enterprise to teach Singaporeans how to grow their own vegetables using simple recycled materials.” ...

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“The facility will serve one the continent’s largest supermarket chains in addition to being used for testing and optimising processes for future, larger vertical farms, and is scheduled to begin operating in the latter half of this year. The 900 square metre indoor vertical farm will have over 3,000 square metres of growing space, and will use Philips GreenPower...

“Now more startups and city authorities are finding ways to grow food closer to home. High-tech “vertical farms” are sprouting inside warehouses and shipping containers, where lettuce and other greens grow without soil, stacked in horizontal or vertical rows and fed by water and LED lights, which can be customized to control the size, texture or other...